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Raiders Claim RB George Atkinson Off Waivers From Browns

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Raiders have claimed RB George Atkinson off of waivers from the Browns on Saturday.

Atkinson III, 24, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame back in 2014. He was on and off of their practice squad for his first two years in Oakland before being claimed off of waivers by the Browns at the start of the 2016 season.

Cleveland elected to bring Atkinson III back on a one-year, exclusive rights deal this offseason before cutting him loose on Friday.

In 2016, Atkinson III appeared in all 16 games for the Browns and rushed for 34 yards on seven carries (2.1 YPC) and scored one touchdown. He also contributed 137 kick return yards.